‘X-Men: First Class’ Matthew Vaughn Comments on ‘Fantastic Four’

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
‘X-Men: First Class’ Matthew Vaughn Comments on ‘Fantastic Four’
Fantastic Four logo. 2006. Wikimedia Commons/Marvel Comics

“X-Men: First Class” helmer Matthew Vaughn, who has seen Fox’s upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot, has given his seal of approval to the Josh Trank-directed pic. Read on to find out what he said on the upcoming pic.

“X-Men: First Class” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” helmer Matthew Vaughn who serves as producer to Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot has seen the pic, directed by “Chronicle” helmer Josh Trank, and enjoyed it. In an interview with Flickering Myth, the “X-Men” helmer revealed some bits on Trank’s take on Marvel’s First Family.

“I’ve seen the movie, it’s good, I thought Chronicle was a fantastic movie and [Josh] Trank has gone off and done his version of Fantastic Four. If you like Chronicle, then you’ll like this,” said Vaughn. Vaughn adds that he and everyone involved in the project are very much supportive of Trank’s interpretation of the comic book franchise which has received major skepticisms to its rumored continuity changes and departures from the comic book.

“We’re all backing Josh Trank’s vision and hopefully the world will like Josh Trank’s vision,” added Vaughn.

Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, the upcoming “The Fantastic Four” will be the third theatrical “Fantastic Four” film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox and a reboot of the “Fantastic Four” film franchise. The reboot, which is said to be based in part on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic-books, will see some changes from the traditional “Fantastic Four” comic book fans knew. For instance, Sue Storm and Johnny Storm will now be adopted siblings, with Johnny Storm to be portrayed by a black actor. The reboot will also be reinventing the origins of the villain Doctor Doom, whose now named Victor Domashev instead of Victor Von Doom. The Doom on the reboot is an anti-social programmer, which pretty much strays far from the ruler of the fictional Eastern European country of Latveria character in the comics.

“Fantastic Four” stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev /Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder. Josh Trank is set to direct from a script to be written by Jeremy Slater from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank.

Principal photography for the pic started in May 2014 and finished in August of the same year. The film was shot in location of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A possible sequel is scheduled to be released on July 14, 2017. “The Fantastic Four” is scheduled for release on Aug. 7, 2015 in North America, in 2D and 3D theaters.

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